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xpmce cd1, is it home or pro? (want to use a home key)

Discussion in 'Windows & Other Software' started by bledd, 27 May 2006.

  1. bledd

    Don

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

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    basically i'm one xp home cd short, but have a valid legal key for it

    can i use my xpmce disc 1 and use a home key? or would that not work..
     
  2. csmager

    Soldato

    Joined: 30 Dec 2003

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    MCE is XP Pro SP2 - while installing it, it'll ask for Disc 2, and then it'll ask you for the 'Windows XP Professional Service Pack 2 CD'. As it's only OEM, they obviously couldn't be bothered to change that!

    But I suspect even an XP Pro key wouldn't work, there's probably a different key algorithm for MCE.
     
  3. bledd

    Don

    Joined: 21 Oct 2002

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    i know that if you enter a non mce key, it just installs windows like normal

    but i wasn't sure if it was home upgraded to mce, or pro cut down to mce.. (networking things are removed)